Select a festival
Search The Film Archive
Browse By Director

THINK OF ENGLAND

UK, 1999 (MIFF 2007, Magnum In Motion)

Director: Martin Parr

THINK OF ENGLAND

Noted for his humour, Elliott Erwitt delivers comedy of a strictly black variety in this examination of American mores. Beauty Knows No Pain takes a sharply focused look at the often merciless training of young girls becoming Rangerettes - cheerleaders at Kilgore College, Texas.

Check out the Talking Picture Session - Pictures in Motion

D/P Elliott Erwitt WS Elliott Erwitt TD betaSP/1971/26mins Think of England explores an issue that has concerned photographer Martin Parr throughout his career - the nature of Englishness. Beginning mainly with the middle classes, Parr starts off with an amicable portrait of English eccentricity but, as he moves through the working classes, reveals a note of social divisiveness. D Martin Parr P Colin Luke WS BBC TV TD betaSP/1999/49mins

See also...

Beauty Knows No Pain

USA, 1971
Noted for his humour, Elliott Erwitt delivers comedy of a strictly black variety in this examination of American mores. Beauty Knows No Pain takes a sharply focused look at the often merciless traini… More »

© Melbourne International Film Festival 2013.

Site by MeccaMedialight. Powered by Textstem CMS.